In a story with love potions, jealousy, and an Indian boy all serving a purpose to a love affair, it is inevitable for chaos to arise without a leader. In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, leaders Theseus and Oberon pose many differences as they try to prevent disorder within the mortal and fairy land. While counting down the days until he wedding with Hippolyta, Theseus faces a challenge when forced to give a nobleman’s daughter, Hermia, an ultimatum to which she finds unfair and runs away. Soon after, Hermia finds herself vulnerable to the power of Oberon, who is quarrelling with his wife, Titania, over an Indian boy.
The above quote comes from Atreus in Thyestes, a play written by Seneca. Atreus is the king of the Argos and the brother of Thyestes. Because Thyestes had an affair with Atreus’ wife and worried about Thyestes taking over the kingship, Atreus exiled Thyestes, but then decided such a punishment was not enough. Knowing Thyestes loves his child more than anything and knowing he could not resistant the begging from his child, Atreus lured Thyestes back and then cooked Thyestes’ child and fed them to Thyestes.
Fascism encouraged women to enter motherhood and procreate as soon as possible; the pressure to do so was building. Marriages and baptisms were seen as highly valuable ceremonies during Mussolini’s reign and in the Catholic Church. Instead of having intimate, quiet ceremonies, dozens of marriages were held in the church at the same time. They wanted to celebrate the entrance into adulthood for these couples. Marriage was not solely a personal ceremony, but a civic duty as well.
If the assassination Could trammel up the consequences, and catch With his surcease success; that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, We’d jump the life to come. But in these cases We still have judgement here…” (Macbeth 1.7.1-8). Macbeth passes back and forth trying to justify his reason for killing Duncan.
To justify this fighting and occasional killing of others, the villains must be evil. Westley’s main enemy in the novel, the prince, forced Westley’s love interest to marry him while Westley busied himself by ships; Westley has only this reason for fighting him. When the prince talks to Buttercup about marrying him, he does threaten her with death, but Westley does not know of this. The prince actually gives the most accurate description of himself in this scene, “I am your prince and I’m not that bad how could you rather be dead than married to me?” Even though the prince does do evil things later in the story, Westley didn’t know about the vast majority of his plans until after he starts plotting against him.
In conclusion, “A streetcar named Desire” by Tennessee Williams, uses characterization of the main characters to convey theme of the desire and how it can influence and change someone’s personality. Because of the situations and arguments the characters get in, Williams is able show how desperate the characters are to get what they want. Stanley was willing to put his wife and his baby’s lives at risk, only to prove that he was the man of the house. Blanche ruined her chance of getting married because her promiscuous past caught up with her. Tennessee Williams uses his upbringing to show the theme of male versus female in many of his plays and it especially shows in “A streetcar named Desire”.
At this stage, it is more appropriate to shed some light on another main character Angelo. After having obtained some power, he, too, seems to use his power to his own advantage. During his talk with Isabella, he somehow becomes sexually attracted to him. He asks her to sacrifice her virginity for her brother’s life. She, of course, refuses and when she threatens to humiliate him publicly, Angelo says: Who will believe thee, Isabel?
In the beginning of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Demetrius has won the acceptance of Hermia’s father and is now determined to make her his own. Demetrius is in love with Helena, but is more so infatuated by the fact that she doesn’t love him. He feels as if he has won the right to Hermia when he says, “Relent, sweet
According to the play, Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, who had been disposed by his brother and the King of Naples, plans to restore himself and his daughter Miranda to their rightful place, with the use of magic and manipulation. He asks his servant Ariel, to create a storm in order to lure his usurping brother Antonio, and Alonso to the island. As a result of his manipulation, Prospero will regain his position as a duke, Alonso will reveal his lowly nature, and Miranda will be married to Alonso 's son, Ferdinand. Shakespeare begins his play with the discription of the tempest. In ancient times and in Shakespeare 's days as well, the elements of nature were believed to be in very close sympathy with human joy and sorrow.
Caliban is up against self pity thoughts because he should have got forgivin him. Throughout the events there are lords that get hungry for power. In life, the people that struggle for power are the ones that want to be the leaders. In "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare, the idea of the struggle of power is demonstrated through
Throughout the internationally acclaimed novel, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare conveys the theme of young love fabricating an ill-advised notion. First of all, Romeo and Juliet’s family and friends dislike one another, presuming a strenuous relationship. Furthermore, Romeo and Juliet constitute irrational decisions due to their spontaneous intimacy. From the beginning, the novel clearly demonstrates Romeo and Juliet’s family’s disgust for one another. Romeo and Juliet’s family animosity foreshadows difficulty for the young romance.
In Messina, as Don Pedro, the Prince of Arragon, and his officers return from a recently concluded war, a message comes to Leonato that the prince plans to visit his house for a month. Benedick a bachelor, who loves speaking his mind like me, in comical argument with Hero’s cousin and intimate, the lady Beatrice, and also another one of the visitors, is Count Claudio who arrives with Duke’s Party who had once been attracted by Leonato’s only daughter before the war. Leonato holds a masked ball to celebrate the end of the war and the engagement of Hero and Claudio is arranged while Duke’s brother, Don John is resenting the celebration and also the engagement of Hero and Claudio, he somehow finds a way to ruin the general happiness by plotting
In The Crucible written by Arthur Miller, one theme demonstrated was that revenge does not always work in your favor. Revenge is the action of causing hurt or harm on someone for an injury or wrong suffered at their hands. In The Crucible this theme is represented by the character Abby wanting to be with John Proctor, since they had an affair. Due to the affair Mrs. Proctor, Elizabeth, fires Abby making Abby want seek revenge on Elizabeth. In order to gain revenge, Abby accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft and being a witch.
Love is an important and dependable topic. Exploring the experiences of love in different surfaces and how it is experienced in different people. The topic of love spreads throughout the play as the central characters go through the phases of their relationships. Love is important because, it’s a natural part of life. The ups and downs in relationship between Hero and Claudio and Beatrice and Benedick as Shakespeare uses the idea of love to show us how essential trust and loyalty are in any relationship.